emtnut wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:57 pm
JJT wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Thanks very much for the extra info/advice. I'll do as you all suggest.
I have an electrician coming over tomorrow to install a new panel box for me so I'm going to count that as a day long power failure. Predicted high for tomorrow in my town is -1 C. I'll have to assume that if I do everything right he'll appreciate it, and if not he'll make it right!...lol
Thanks again guys!
Let us know how the change-out went !
Hope your at least warm there tonite
All went well. As far as I know only one glitch. The mains coming from the disconnected meter were a little short to connect to the panel for the new installation. He went out and got new cable long enough to reach over the top of the outside pole and of course to reach the new panel box. When Hydro came over to reconnect the meter they spliced the new wire into the main power line.
As far as my generator setup, that went well too. It's rated at 6500 running watts so lots of power to spare. I plugged in the fridge, TV, computer, furnace, spare extension cord for coffee make, microwave etc. So it was essentially business as usual.
When I showed him the furnace connection before firing up the gen to make sure it was OK, his response was: "Cool!". But I think what he appreciated the most was the 500W work light I had plugged in to the extension cord I ran down there!..He also used it to charge his tool batteries.
I'd like to send a pic of the install but can't find a way to attach a pic. If there is a way please let me know.